HHS mandate loses again: Supreme Court order protects Pennsylvania Catholic groups

Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2015 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court has continued its trend of decisions stopping enforcement of a federal contraception mandate against religious employers with moral objections. On April 15, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order barring the federal government from enforcing the mandate against Catholic Charities affiliates, Catholic schools and social service organizations in the dioceses of Erie and Pittsburgh. “Every time … [Read more...]

National outpouring of love, prayers for Cardinal George

Chicago, Ill., Apr 17, 2015 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The death of Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago on April 17 was met with an outpouring of prayer, as well as gratitude for the life and service of the prominent Church leader. Archbishop Blase Cupich, who currently heads the Chicago archdiocese, remembered his “beloved” predecessor in a press conference shortly after the news was announced. Around the United States, other bishops and Catholic organizations also offered … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Cardinal Francis George of Chicago dies at 78

Chicago, Ill., Apr 17, 2015 / 12:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Francis George, the Emeritus Archbishop of Chicago, passed away Friday morning after a long batter with cancer. Archbishop Blase Cupich, who currently heads the archdiocese, remembered Cardinal George as “a man of peace, tenacity and courage.” At an April 17 press conference, Archbishop Cupich lauded the cardinal for his bravery in overcoming challenges, which included a battle with polio as a teenager that left … [Read more...]

Anti-Cordileone ad misrepresents Catholicism, archdiocese says

San Francisco, Calif., Apr 17, 2015 / 04:13 am (CNA).- A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don’t represent San Francisco Catholics and misrepresent the facts, the archdiocese has said. “The advertisement is a misrepresentation of Catholic teaching, a misrepresentation of the nature of the (archdiocese’s) teacher contract, and a misrepresentation of the spirit of the archbishop,” the San … [Read more...]

Getting married? Want to stay married? These Catholics can help

Denver, Colo., Apr 16, 2015 / 03:51 pm (CNA).- With Christian marriages facing obstacles from pornography and infidelity to self-centeredness and divorce, what are faithful Catholics to do? First, learn what love – the heart of marriage – really means, said a group of lay Catholics and theologians who have produced a marriage prep video series. “Many married couples don’t know what love really is. They don’t know how to love. They don’t know what … [Read more...]

The new celibacy? How porn may be destroying the impetus for sex

Denver, Colo., Apr 16, 2015 / 04:04 am (CNA).- One of music artist John Mayer's most signature songs is “Daughters,” a sweet and simple tribute to the importance of parents' influence on their little girls. Here's the refrain: “So fathers, be good to your daughters, Daughters will love like you do. Girls become lovers who turn into mothers, So mothers, be good to your daughters too.” But when John Mayer isn't crooning about your beautiful daughters, … [Read more...]

Don’t thwart nuclear agreement with Iran, bishop warns Congress

Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2015 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the U.S. Bishops' international peace committee supports the new framework for Iran's nuclear program and is asking the U.S. Congress not to “undermine” the deal.   “We welcome the most recent step the United States and its international partners have taken with Iran and encourage our nation to continue down this path,” said Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces. N.M. Bishop Cantu spoke … [Read more...]


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